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Portrait painter, Landscape painter, Still life painter, b. 1886 - d. 1950

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    • James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950), Full length portrait of a youth wearing riding clothes, oil on canvas, 125 x 82cm
      Sep. 27, 2022

      James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950), Full length portrait of a youth wearing riding clothes, oil on canvas, 125 x 82cm

      Est: £600 - £800

      James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950) Full length portrait of a youth wearing riding clothes oil on canvas signed and dated 1938

      Gorringes
    • James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950), Half length portrait of a lady wearing a black dress, oil on canvas, 75 x 62cm
      Sep. 27, 2022

      James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950), Half length portrait of a lady wearing a black dress, oil on canvas, 75 x 62cm

      Est: £400 - £600

      James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950) Half length portrait of a lady wearing a black dress oil on canvas signed

      Gorringes
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) PORTRAIT OF JUDGE JAMES SEALY AT ST. MARGARET'S, DONNYBROOK, DUBLIN, c.1930
      May. 29, 2017

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) PORTRAIT OF JUDGE JAMES SEALY AT ST. MARGARET'S, DONNYBROOK, DUBLIN, c.1930

      Est: €800 - €1,200

      signed lower left; inscribed on reverse

      Whyte's
    • James Sinton Sleator Portrait of William Slater Hoey
      Mar. 08, 2016

      James Sinton Sleator Portrait of William Slater Hoey

      Est: £400 - £600

      James Sinton Sleator Portrait of William Slater Hoey Oil on Canvas 24" x 18"

      Gormleys Art Auctions
    • James Sinton Sleator Still Life with Daffodils
      Mar. 08, 2016

      James Sinton Sleator Still Life with Daffodils

      Est: £500 - £800

      James Sinton Sleator Still Life with Daffodils Oil on Canvas 22" x 16"

      Gormleys Art Auctions
    • James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1889-1950) Self Portrait
      Feb. 22, 2016

      James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1889-1950) Self Portrait

      Est: €100 - €200

      James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1889-1950) Self Portrait pencil on paper h:21.50  w:15.25 cm. Provenance: The artist's family Private Collection

      Morgan O'Driscoll
    • James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1885-1950) A Dublin Interior Oil on canvas, 58 x 30cm (22.75 x 11.75'') Signed with initials Provenance: Hilton Park House Sale, Clones by Nick Nicholson, July 1985, Lot 244 Exhibited: ''James Sinton Sleator''
      Dec. 03, 2014

      James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1885-1950) A Dublin Interior Oil on canvas, 58 x 30cm (22.75 x 11.75'') Signed with initials Provenance: Hilton Park House Sale, Clones by Nick Nicholson, July 1985, Lot 244 Exhibited: ''James Sinton Sleator''

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1885-1950) A Dublin Interior Oil on canvas, 58 x 30cm (22.75 x 11.75'') Signed with initials Provenance: Hilton Park House Sale, Clones by Nick Nicholson, July 1985, Lot 244 Exhibited: ''James Sinton Sleator'' Retrospective, Cat. No. 30; Armagh County Museum, April/May 1989; Fermanagh County Museum, May/June 1989; RHA, Dublin, June/July 1989. Literature: ''James Sinton Sleator'' 1989, illustrated p.6 Sleator was born in County Armagh and studied at the Belfast College of Art. In 1910 he joined Orpen at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin. In 1912 he went on to the Slade and from there to Paris where he spent a brief period before the outbreak of the Great War. By 1915 he was back in Dublin to teach at the School of Art and to exhibit for the first time at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Referring to his four portraits in this exhibition, The Studio commented '...one recognises ''quality'' of a very unique kind. His rapidly executed head of a man in a red coat and his self-portraiture full of distinction and beauty of tone.' Within two years he had been elected Academician. In 1920 Sleator became a founder member of the Society of Dublin Painters although his work only appeared in the inaugural exhibition, and in 1922, he left Ireland to spend five years working in Florence. When he returned he set up a studio in London where he established a successful portrait practice. As Orpen's studio assistant Sleator often painted the sitter's clothing and background areas in his master's portraits, and shortly after Orpen's death in 1931, Sleator was asked to complete a number of his unfinished commissions, including portraits of Prince Arthur of Connaught and the Duchess of Westminster. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, was friendly with Lavery and for a time took over his most celebrated pupil, Sir Winston Churchill. In 1941 he returned to Dublin, and in 1945 was elected President of the Royal Hibernian Academy, a post which he held for three years until his death, when the position was taken by Seán Keating. His obituarist, Estella Solomons, noted his 'natural kindness' and 'abiding humour' and suggested that is was his 'warm and tolerant humanity which gave his work its real distinction'. This is one of Sleator's few surviving genre scenes. The subject is unnamed and anonymous, in contrast to his portraits of notable figures such as Orpen, Jack B. Yeats, the Rt. Rev Richard Tyner and several self-portraits. It was almost certainly painted when he was living in Dublin shortly after his student years at the Metropolitan School of Art. The subject-matter and composition may have been influenced by Orpen, or perhaps by the work of Walter Osborne. The use of a mirror to suggest great depth in an interior is Orpenesque and was a device often used by Sleator in these years. The picture is particularly notable for the skilful use of diffused light to pick out details of the architecture and furnishings, and for the subtle manipulation of muted tones. We acknowledge the work of Dr. S.B. Kennedy, whose writings formed the basis of this note.

      Adam's
    • James Sinton Sleator (1885-1950) - Oil painting -
      Oct. 07, 2014

      James Sinton Sleator (1885-1950) - Oil painting -

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      James Sinton Sleator (1885-1950) - Oil painting - Self portrait of the artist as young man standing by an easel, canvas 15ins x 11ins (holed and repaired in two places and surface slightly bitumenised), apparently unsigned but inscribed with date to rear of canvas, in later gilt moulded frame

      Canterbury Auction Galleries
    • James Sinton Sleator, RHA (1885-1950) - PORTRAIT
      Jun. 05, 2013

      James Sinton Sleator, RHA (1885-1950) - PORTRAIT

      Est: £400 - £600

      James Sinton Sleator, RHA (1885-1950) - PORTRAIT OF A LADY, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 25 inches / 76 x 63.5 cm, Signed

      Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers
    • Attributed to James Sinton Sleator Self-Portrait
      Dec. 11, 2012

      Attributed to James Sinton Sleator Self-Portrait

      Est: €100 - €200

      Attributed to James Sinton Sleator Self-Portrait Study Pencil, 21 x 15cm

      Adam's
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) PORTRAIT OF
      Oct. 21, 2012

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) PORTRAIT OF

      Est: €400 - €600

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) PORTRAIT OF T. SCOTT KERR, ESQ. Oil on canvas, 36" x 28" (91.5 x 75cm), signed 1930. Exhibited: RHA 1931 (label verso).

      deVeres
    • James Sinton Sleator (1885-1950) LILAC'S IN A GLASS VASE, 1932
      Oct. 01, 2012

      James Sinton Sleator (1885-1950) LILAC'S IN A GLASS VASE, 1932

      Est: €1,200 - €1,800

      signed, dedicated [To Ester] and dated lower right

      Whyte's
    • Attributed to James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950)
      May. 30, 2012

      Attributed to James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950)

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      Attributed to James Sinton Sleator RHA (1889-1950) Self-Portrait in the Artist's Studio Oil on board, 46 x 30.5cm (18 x 12'') This self-portrait was inherited by the present owners some forty years ago and it was always thought to be by the noted Irish painter James Sinton Sleator. After comparing this work with a number of other self-portraits by Sleator, two of which are in the National Gallery of Ireland, we can see no reason to doubt this attribution. Stylistically, it is very close to his work and on examination of his palette we can see the turquoise colour used on the right hand side is one that often appears in his other works, especially his still-life work. Most of his other known self-portraits are also unsigned. Sleator was born in Derrycarne, near Portadown, Co. Armagh and as both his parents were school-teachers they later settled in Belfast. In about 1903 Sleator entered the Belfast College of Art before enrolling in the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin as a mature student in 1909. Sleator had a distinguished career at the Metropolitan School of Art where his contemporaries included Leo Whelan, Albert Power, Margaret Clarke and Sean Keating. It was here that he came under the influence of Sir William Orpen, an influence that remained with him for the rest of his life. On leaving art college he became Orpen's studio assistant in London, a position he held on and off for the next fifteen years until Orpen's death in 1931. He actually finished some of Orpen's unfinished commissions after his death. It was Orpen who introduced the young Irish artist to Sir Winston Churchill to whom he ended up giving painting lessons. As well as working with Orpen, Sleator established his own successful practice as a portrait painter. The present work is thought to date to the mid to late 1920's. The artist is shown in a confident pose, while the female model cowers behind, initially looking rather innocent but the bright red shoes and lipstick suggest that this may not have been the case. At some levels this work is an 'Homage' to his teacher, who was also very fond of self-portraits. By 1941, at the onset of war, Sleator had moved back to Dublin permanently where he became a prominent member of the art world. This was the golden age of Irish portraiture and so 'Orpen's boys', Sleator, Leo Whelan and Sean O'Sullivan became the portraitists of the rich, famous and influential of Irish social and business circles. Sleator was well regarded by the critics and artists alike and on the death of Dermod O'Brien PRHA in 1945 he was appointed President of the RHA, a position he held until his own sudden death in Academy House in January 1950.

      Adam's
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 SELF PORTRAIT
      May. 22, 2012

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 SELF PORTRAIT

      Est: €2,000 - €4,000

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 SELF PORTRAIT Oil on board, 31" x 15" (79 x 38cm), signed and dated. Signed with monogram and dated indistinctly. From exhibition catalogue entry included verso "This is Sleator's earliest known and one of his best self-portraits. It is also one of his earliest extant paintings. In the pose adopted and the confident facial expression it is similar to his half-length self-portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland, painted a year or so later and to another self portrait by him, of about 1920 in the Armagh County Museum".

      deVeres
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 PORTRAIT OF
      May. 22, 2012

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 PORTRAIT OF

      Est: €2,000 - €4,000

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 PORTRAIT OF T.SCOTT KERR, ESQ. Oil on canvas, 36" x 28" (91.5 x 75cm), signed and dated 1930. Exhibited: RHA 1931 (label verso).

      deVeres
    • James Sinton Sleator, RHA (1889-1950) - STILL
      Oct. 05, 2011

      James Sinton Sleator, RHA (1889-1950) - STILL

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      James Sinton Sleator, RHA (1889-1950) - STILL LIFE, FLOWERS, OIl on Canvas, 18 x 24 inches / 45.5 x 61 cm

      Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers
    • JAMES SINTON SLEATOR PRHA (1885-1950) Still life
      Sep. 07, 2011

      JAMES SINTON SLEATOR PRHA (1885-1950) Still life

      Est: €800 - €1,200

      JAMES SINTON SLEATOR PRHA (1885-1950) Still life study of a Geranium in a Pot Oil on board, 46 x 30cm

      Adam's
    • James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1885-1950) SELF
      May. 17, 2011

      James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1885-1950) SELF

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Sinton Sleator PPRHA (1885-1950) SELF PORTRAIT IN STUDIO Oil on canvas, 19" x 15" (48 x 38cm)

      deVeres
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) "Still Life"
      Sep. 28, 2010

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) "Still Life"

      Est: €1,000 - €1,500

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) "Still Life" Oil on canvas, 24" x 20" (61 x 51cm)

      deVeres
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) Still Life
      Jun. 02, 2010

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) Still Life

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) Still Life with Bread, Apples & Marmalade Oil on board, 35 x 47.5cm (13.75 x 18.75") Literature: " Free Spirit - Irish Art", Kenneth McConkey, full page illustration p.141 Exhibited: Bournesmouth 1939 as "Still Life" A Free Spirit, RHA Gallery, Dublin, July 1990, Cat. No. 35 An Ireland Imagined, The Pyms Gallery, London, Oct/Nov 1993, Cat. No. 32 Ulster Artists Exhibition, the AVA Gallery, Clandeboye, April 2010, catalogue no. 44 Sleator was born in Portadown and trained in Belfast and the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin before moving to London in 1914, to work as Orpen's studio assistant. He started exhibiting at the RHA that same year and went on to become president in 1945.

      Adam's
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) "Still Life"
      Apr. 13, 2010

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) "Still Life"

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) "Still Life" Oil on canvas, 24" x 20" (61 x 51cm)

      deVeres
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) STILL LIFE WITH CYCLAMEN IN A VASE oil on board 70 by 53cm., 27.5 by 21in. Provenance: Edith Sleator, the
      Nov. 28, 2006

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) STILL LIFE WITH CYCLAMEN IN A VASE oil on board 70 by 53cm., 27.5 by 21in. Provenance: Edith Sleator, the

      Est: -

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) STILL LIFE WITH CYCLAMEN IN A VASE oil on board 70 by 53cm., 27.5 by 21in. Provenance: Edith Sleator, the artist's sister; Rachel Maxwell (nee Hoey), the artist's niece; By whom given to the parents of the former owners Christie's, South Kensington, 14 May 2004 lot 387; Private collection Exhibited: 'An Exhibition of 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Century Irish Paintings', Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 1-15 March 2006 catalogue no. 75 E15000-20000 GBP10000-13500 approx.)

      Whyte's
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) YOUNG WOMAN IN A FUR-COLLARED WRAP, circa 1914-16 signed and inscribed '[Sl]eator / [5]4 Upper Sackville St'
      Nov. 28, 2006

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) YOUNG WOMAN IN A FUR-COLLARED WRAP, circa 1914-16 signed and inscribed '[Sl]eator / [5]4 Upper Sackville St'

      Est: -

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950) YOUNG WOMAN IN A FUR-COLLARED WRAP, circa 1914-16 signed and inscribed '[Sl]eator / [5]4 Upper Sackville St' on reverse oil on board 42 by 30cm., 16.5 by 12in. Sleator was one of Orpen's most successful students at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, and worked for a period in 1914 as Orpen's assistant in his London studio. However, the pull of Ireland was too strong for Sleator to resist, and by 1915 he had returned to Dublin and established his own studio at 54 Upper Sackville Street (present- day O'Connell Street). It was a short-lived venture, as the studio was soon destroyed by fire in the 1916 Easter Week Rising. Orpen's influence is in full evidence here, with the careful modelling of the girl's head and the precise yet still visible brush-strokes. Sleator maintained this technique for the rest of his highly successful portrait and still-life painting career, which culminated in his Presidency of the RHA, from 1945 until his death. E3000-4000 (GBP2000 2700 approx.)

      Whyte's
    • James Sinton Sleator, PRHA (1885-1950) LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS AND TREES, circa 1907-9 signed lower right; exhibition label on reverse oil on
      Nov. 29, 2005

      James Sinton Sleator, PRHA (1885-1950) LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS AND TREES, circa 1907-9 signed lower right; exhibition label on reverse oil on

      Est: -

      James Sinton Sleator, PRHA (1885-1950) LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS AND TREES, circa 1907-9 signed lower right; exhibition label on reverse oil on board 43 by 58cm., 17 by 23in. Provenance: S.E. Thompson Esq., Belfast; Private collection, Dublin; Gorry Gallery, Dublin; Jorgenson Fine Art, Dublin; Whence purchased by the present owner Exhibited: 'An Exhibition of 18th, 19th and 20th century Irish Painting', Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 30 October ' 12 November 1992, catalogue no. 14 (illustrated) E8000-10000 S. B. Kennedy has written of this work: 'This is perhaps the best surviving example of Sleator's landscape work. The picture was probably painted in County Armagh and the group of buildings closely resembles those in two other of his early landscapes. His brushwork and handling of the trees, with their boldly linear character, typify his work at this time, but the use of strong colours and contrasting reds and greens hint at his brief association with the more avant-garde artists of the Society of Dublin Painters in the early 1920s. S.E. Thompson, a Belfast estate agent and property broker, was one of Sleator's earliest patrons and acquired a number of his pictures, including his Self-Portrait of c. 1914-15, now in the National Gallery of Ireland (4493), and his study of Mrs. MacNamara, Armagh County Museum'. (Gorry Gallery catalogue, 1992, page 21).

      Whyte's
    • James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 YOUNG WOMAN IN FUR-COLLARED WRAP signed and inscribed [Sl]eator / [5]4 Upper Sackville St on reverse oil on
      Sep. 21, 2004

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 YOUNG WOMAN IN FUR-COLLARED WRAP signed and inscribed [Sl]eator / [5]4 Upper Sackville St on reverse oil on

      Est: €3,000 - €4,000

      James Sinton Sleator PRHA 1885-1950 YOUNG WOMAN IN FUR-COLLARED WRAP signed and inscribed [Sl]eator / [5]4 Upper Sackville St on reverse oil on board 42 by 30cm., 16.5 by 12in. Painted circa 1914-1916. Sleator was one of Orpen's most successful students at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, and worked for a period in 1914 as Orpen's assistant in his London studio. However, the pull of Ireland was too strong for Sleator to resist, and by 1915 he had returned to Dublin and established his own studio at 54 Upper Sackville Street present- day O'Connell Street . It was a short-lived venture, as the studio was soon destroyed by fire in the 1916 Easter Week Rising. Orpen's influence is in full evidence here, with the careful modelling of the girl's head and the precise yet still visible brush- strokes. Sleator maintained this technique for the rest of his highly successful portrait and still-life painting career, which culminated in his Presidency of the RHA, from 1945 until his death.

      Whyte's
    • James Sinton Sleator, P.R.H.A. (1885-1950)
      May. 14, 2004

      James Sinton Sleator, P.R.H.A. (1885-1950)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Still life with flowers in a vase oil on board 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (70.5 x 54 cm.)

      Christie's
    • James Sinton Sleator, P.R.H.A. (1889-1950)
      May. 15, 2003

      James Sinton Sleator, P.R.H.A. (1889-1950)

      Est: $49,200 - $82,000

      The corner of the studio oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.) Painted 1930-31 PROVENANCE Dr T.G. Wilson, by whom acquired direct from the artist. Purchased by the present owner at the 1992 exhibition. EXHIBITION Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 1932, no. 28. Dublin, Gorry Gallery, 18th, 19th and 20th Century Irish Paintings, October-November 1992, no. 4. NOTES James Sinton Sleator was born near Portadown, in Co. Armagh, the son of a teacher. The family moved to Belfast and James studied at the School of Art in Belfast for five or six years before enrolling at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in 1909 under (Sir) William Orpen. He left Dublin in 1914 to become an assistant to Orpen in his London studio and about this time he met (Sir) Winston Churchill and for a time gave him painting lessons. A year later he was back in Dublin where he exhibited four pictures, for the first time, at the Royal Hibernian Academy. In 1917 he became and associate an then a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, an unusually rapid advance. He left Ireland for Florence at the height of the Civil War in Ireland and finished up in London in 1927 with his own studio but still also assisting Orpen. 'Corner of the Studo o' was painted in Orpen's studio in 19or 1931 (the year of Orpen's death) when Sleator was asked, with his similarity in style, to complete a number of uncompleted portraits including Prince Arthur of Connaught and the Duchess of Westminster. While similar to his master in portraiture he outshone him with his still lives. This work, was the second most expensive still life ever exhibited by Sleator and with the subtle manipulation of light and shade, used to almost theatrical effect, represents the artist at the height of his powers.

      Christie's
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